Students from Nagaland return from Ukraine but uncertain about their future
Kohima, March 7 (EMN): All the three medical students from Nagaland studying in war-torn Ukraine have returned home safely but they are now apprehensive about the remaining years of their courses though online classes are being conducted.
Amenla Aier, who is studying medicine at Odessa National Medical University in Ukraine, said the varsity had informed them that online classes would be conducted until the situation in Ukraine is back to normalcy.
‘Students were told not to worry about it (their course), and that once the war is over, everything will go back to normal,’ she said, adding that the dean of the university also had told them that they were waiting for their return to Odessa, soon.
Aier is due to complete her MBBS course at the university by mid-2023.
Another student Machi Yirakchang, who is in his fourth year at Ivan Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University, said that the varsity is functioning normally in online mode as of now.
‘If anything occurs, they (the university) will update students on how they should go about with their studies,’ he said, adding that there is also option to transfer to other countries.
However, another medical student from Dimapur, who had returned from Poltava city, is concerned her future.
“I’m filled with mixed emotions to be honest! I’m glad I’m home safely but on the other hand my future and career is at stake! I don’t even know what to do at this point!” she said.
It is going to be difficult to go back to Ukraine and expect everything to be the same as before, she said while expressing apprehension that they might never be able to return.
“I’m seriously confused for the next step,” the student said.
However, she placed her trust in God and in the power of prayer.
‘In this situation, I know it’s very difficult to say; God knows what’s best for you and He has a plan for you. I’m also trying to convince myself. Many of my friends and families are supportive,’ she said.
‘I don’t know the uncertainties and difficulties ahead of me. But I just don’t want to lose hope. I pray to God knowing He knows the best! I say this with very troubled and weary heart! I’m tired but I won’t give up hope,’ she added.